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How much have you spent on Trapshooting?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by rick979, Jan 27, 2012.

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  1. rick979

    rick979 Active Member

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    How much have you spent on trapshooting since you started? guns, ammo, fees, travel, etc?? I figure it must average around $1.00 per shell fired? Is this close? Is it more?
     
  2. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    many thousands
     
  3. yakimaman

    yakimaman Well-Known Member

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    ditto and will spend thousands more.
     
  4. RickN

    RickN Well-Known Member

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    I hope it wasn't a $1 per bird, but if it was....it was worth it.

    277,500 lifetime total targets.
     
  5. Ross

    Ross Well-Known Member

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    Well I did a little math several years ago and it surprised me: Registered tgts. @$30.00 per 100- shells @ $20.00-per 100- avg. for gas--food--guns- gun safe-and other misc. came to 82 cents each time I pulled the trigger. Ross Puls
     
  6. kgp912kgp

    kgp912kgp Active Member

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    OH don't let my wife see this!!!!

    To me I could care less about the cost. I love shooting and talking about shooting and getting new stuff for shooting. I won't ever change that way of living and hope to pass it on to my little ones so that they will be the same as POPS.
     
  7. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Shooting registered targets is a waste of time and money, unless you're a sandbagger. HMB
     
  8. Calkidd

    Calkidd Well-Known Member

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    This is a depressing topic.....Boy, if my wife was on TS.com I wouldn't be allowed to shoot trap any longer.

    Bryan
     
  9. ric3677

    ric3677 Well-Known Member

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    I don't want to know.

    Rick in MT
     
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    My wife laughed out loud at Ross Puls' figures. She said who is he trying to kid. I figure it is much more than $1/trigger pull if you include EVERYTHING!! In my short career i have spent a small fortune on guns alone and i haven't had any of the high end high dollar guns. Add gun mods, chokes, cases, shells, reloading supplies, reloaders(plural), remodel room in basement for loading room, entry fee's, options, transportation, food, the shooting gear, clothing, ear plugs, hats, donations to youth programs, alot of this times 2 as i support my son's shooting too etc. etc.

    I'm just a newbie rookie. Some of you guys have to have scary numbers.
     
  11. open choke

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    I agree with Ric3677 & kgp

    I don't want to know & don't tell the wife
     
  12. hogfan5

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    I don't know off hand but,It doesn't cost near what it's worth to watch your sons take up the sport.
     
  13. FRedmon

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    It took me 47 years to spend on shooting what my wife spent in one minute for our 2nd home.

    Brings tears to my eyes:)

    FRedmon
     
  14. AlanM

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    Don't know and don't care, just enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.
    Alan
     
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    I'd be afraid to even venture a guess.

    D.P.Reynolds
     
  16. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Well-Known Member

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    Not near enough yet. Hogfan5, I envey you. Enjoy, that has to be priceless.
     
  17. MR870

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    The cost of FUN.I once spent $500 on entry fee,options,gas,shells,beer,room,and etc.I won and walked away with $3000.The next day my wife won a new couch,glass table,and a chair you look at but can't sit in.My fun,her fun.Mine was still cheaper.
     
  18. skeet_man

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    Counting every expense I can think of related to shooting, and not counting any winnings, I would guess somewhere pretty close to $100k (for 11 years and somewhere close to 40k registered NSSA targets). Winnings might offset 1/4 of that.
     
  19. senior smoke

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    I have kept detailed records and receipts of every penny I have spent in the shooting sports since I started shooting in 1970. This includes, gun purchases, money lost on trade in's for a new gun, new shells, reloaders, reloading supplies, entrance fees, hotels, plane tickets, eating on the road while attending a shoot, options, shooting clothing, bags, shooting glasses, ear plugs, shooting hats, etc.

    To date, I have spent $619,435.97. I have won the following in ATA events, $797.32.

    I could never pay the shooting sports back for all the fun and friendships I have made over the years. To me, it was worth every penny spent.

    A dear friend of mine, Vic Reinders never owned his own house as he always rented. A lot of Vic's money was also shot over a trap and skeet house and hunting.

    Would I like this money back? NO! If I would die today I would have a smile on my face. I just love shooting and the people I have met through the years.
    Steve Balistreri
     
  20. Strait Shooter

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    This reminds me of a boat show I was at. Looking at a multi millian dollar boat, when I asked the salesman how much, he smiled and said , if you have to ask , you probably can't afford it.
     
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